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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Seatbelt Use

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  Total
Respond.^
Always Nearly Always Sometimes Seldom Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 15,719 14,242 88.3 87.4-89.1 975 7.4 6.7- 8.1 283 2.5 2.1- 3.0 100 0.9 0.7- 1.2 119 1.0 0.7- 1.3
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 387 356 85.2 74.5-91.9 19 9.3 3.9-20.6 8 3.9 1.2-11.6 1 0.4 0.1- 3.0 3 1.2 0.3- 4.7
Buncombe 345 313 89.4 83.7-93.2 21 7.7 4.3-13.4 4 1.4 0.4- 4.5 1 0.2 0.0- 1.7 6 1.3 0.6- 3.0
Cabarrus 364 335 88.9 82.8-93.0 21 8.7 5.0-14.8 6 2.2 0.9- 5.1 2 0.2 0.1- 1.0 0 0.0 . - .
Catawba 445 418 91.3 86.2-94.6 22 6.8 3.9-11.7 4 1.6 0.6- 4.4 1 0.3 0.0- 2.0 0 0.0 . - .
Cumberland 473 428 88.6 83.8-92.1 23 6.4 3.7-10.9 6 1.3 0.5- 3.3 6 1.5 0.6- 3.8 10 2.2 1.1- 4.5
Davidson 405 367 88.3 83.4-91.9 27 6.8 4.3-10.6 5 2.6 1.0- 6.5 3 1.4 0.4- 4.6 3 0.8 0.2- 3.3
Durham 395 373 94.4 90.4-96.7 14 2.3 1.2- 4.1 5 2.2 0.8- 5.8 0 0.0 . - . 3 1.2 0.3- 5.0
Forsyth 406 368 87.5 81.7-91.7 28 9.6 6.0-15.0 6 1.4 0.6- 3.7 2 1.3 0.2- 7.4 2 0.2 0.0- 0.6
Gaston 408 368 84.1 76.5-89.5 24 11.1 6.4-18.5 7 1.2 0.5- 3.1 5 1.4 0.5- 3.6 4 2.2 0.5- 8.7
Guilford 420 373 84.5 77.7-89.6 32 11.6 7.1-18.6 12 3.1 1.6- 6.0 2 0.6 0.1- 2.6 1 0.2 0.0- 1.1
Iredell 426 393 89.6 84.5-93.1 25 8.9 5.5-13.9 2 0.2 0.0- 0.8 3 0.9 0.2- 3.1 3 0.5 0.1- 1.9
Johnston 465 418 88.2 82.8-92.1 32 8.3 5.0-13.7 5 1.3 0.5- 3.4 6 1.3 0.5- 3.7 4 0.9 0.3- 2.6
Mecklenburg 671 613 88.9 85.2-91.8 41 7.7 5.4-11.0 13 2.8 1.5- 5.3 1 0.1 0.0- 0.4 3 0.5 0.1- 1.6
New Hanover 370 346 88.1 79.7-93.4 17 7.5 4.2-13.2 4 0.9 0.3- 2.7 1 2.9 0.4-17.5 2 0.5 0.1- 2.4
Onslow 404 380 93.7 90.2-96.1 16 3.8 2.2- 6.8 6 1.5 0.6- 3.7 0 0.0 . - . 2 0.9 0.2- 3.6
Orange 378 354 93.1 88.7-95.9 15 4.1 2.1- 7.6 5 1.9 0.6- 6.0 3 0.6 0.1- 2.5 1 0.3 0.0- 2.3
Pitt 392 360 89.7 84.2-93.4 22 5.6 3.5- 8.8 4 1.7 0.4- 6.5 3 1.7 0.4- 7.0 3 1.4 0.2- 7.0
Randolph 398 368 89.4 82.6-93.7 22 7.6 3.8-14.3 4 1.5 0.5- 4.6 1 0.4 0.1- 3.1 3 1.1 0.3- 4.1
Robeson 394 331 76.9 65.5-85.3 39 16.5 8.6-29.4 18 5.7 3.3- 9.7 2 0.4 0.1- 1.5 4 0.6 0.2- 1.7
Rowan 442 399 86.9 79.1-92.0 27 7.1 3.7-13.1 10 4.6 1.5-13.0 2 0.9 0.2- 3.9 4 0.6 0.2- 1.8
Union 406 359 86.2 80.2-90.6 32 8.9 5.4-14.2 10 2.7 1.3- 5.5 3 1.9 0.5- 7.0 2 0.4 0.1- 1.8
Wake 580 553 94.0 90.2-96.4 20 3.5 2.0- 5.8 6 2.4 0.9- 6.6 1 0.1 0.0- 0.8 0 0.0 . - .
Wayne 446 405 84.1 75.5-90.1 29 11.5 6.5-19.7 7 3.6 1.2-10.7 1 0.1 0.0- 1.0 4 0.6 0.2- 1.6
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 5,272 4,737 86.7 85.0-88.2 351 8.2 7.1- 9.5 99 2.4 1.8- 3.1 32 1.1 0.6- 2.0 53 1.6 1.0- 2.7
Piedmont 7,554 6,913 89.2 87.9-90.3 427 6.9 6.0- 7.9 128 2.5 2.0- 3.3 45 0.8 0.5- 1.2 41 0.7 0.4- 1.0
Western NC 2,893 2,592 87.6 85.4-89.5 197 7.8 6.2- 9.8 56 2.7 1.8- 3.9 23 1.1 0.6- 1.9 25 0.9 0.5- 1.5
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 1,898 1,687 87.9 85.6-89.9 136 7.9 6.2- 9.9 40 2.4 1.6- 3.6 14 0.7 0.3- 1.2 21 1.2 0.7- 2.1
Northwest 3,286 2,994 87.6 85.5-89.5 203 8.0 6.5- 9.9 47 2.5 1.7- 3.8 22 1.2 0.7- 2.2 20 0.6 0.3- 1.0
Charlotte 2,083 1,884 87.5 85.2-89.5 133 8.2 6.6-10.2 41 2.5 1.6- 3.7 12 0.7 0.3- 1.5 13 1.1 0.6- 2.2
Greensboro 1,804 1,652 87.0 83.5-89.8 101 9.0 6.5-12.3 31 2.5 1.5- 4.1 11 0.8 0.4- 1.7 9 0.7 0.3- 1.7
Southern Regional 1,538 1,370 87.6 84.5-90.2 94 6.7 4.8- 9.3 38 2.4 1.6- 3.5 16 2.1 0.9- 4.6 20 1.2 0.7- 2.1
Coastal 775 691 85.0 80.4-88.8 56 8.8 6.4-11.9 15 2.6 1.3- 5.2 4 1.4 0.3- 6.3 9 2.1 0.7- 6.1
Wake 1,705 1,583 92.8 90.6-94.5 79 3.9 2.8- 5.3 26 2.6 1.5- 4.7 10 0.4 0.2- 1.0 7 0.3 0.1- 0.8
Area L 471 411 82.7 76.5-87.5 40 10.3 7.0-14.8 13 3.3 1.7- 6.5 2 0.3 0.1- 1.6 5 3.4 1.0-10.6
Eastern 2,159 1,970 87.9 85.3-90.1 133 7.9 6.4- 9.9 32 2.3 1.4- 3.9 9 0.6 0.3- 1.4 15 1.3 0.4- 3.4

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^Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics and therefore cannot be calculated exactly from the numbers in this table.

Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

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